Marvel Being Sued For Alleged Theft of the X-Men Animated Series Theme Song. According to TMZ, a man named Zoltan Krisko is suing Marvel, Disney, FOX, Apple, Amazon and other media outlets for the usage of the allegedly stolen theme song used in “X-Men” the animated cartoon. The song is reportedly ripped from Linda a series about a female police officer that aired successfully in Hungary from 1984 to 1991.
According to the report, Krisko claims he manages the estate of Hungarian composer, Gyorgy Vukan, who composed and copyrighted the “Linda” theme song in 1983. Zoltan says it sounds exactly like the theme song used in the “X-Men” animated series, which premiered after Linda was off the air.
We have included videos with bot the X-Men theme song and the intro to Linda, take a listen for yourself and tell us what you think in the comments:
In 2017, X-Men show runner Eric Lewald shared that he had been inspired with a continuation story that would make up a 6thh season for the series, should Marvel. consider a reboot.
“I had honestly never thought about it for all these years, but now that you mention it, an idea for a season just came to me: The five-season series ends with a dying Charles Xavier being whisked away to space by Lilandra, where she can maintain his fragile body, but where it seems he will be gone forever from his beloved X-Men. It’s like a death,” Lewald began. “Season Six could open, months later, with the X-Men in disarray – a few gone, the ones remaining at each other’s throats. They miss their leader. Then somehow they are called to – and transported to – an existential crisis on Lilandra’s distant world. The team grudgingly reunites ‘for Charles,’ heads off to space, solves the crisis, and a somehow-healed Charles Xavier is either able to return to Earth with them or, if he can’t, his heroic final sacrifice heals the team’s wounds and they return to Earth as the proper X-Men again.”
What are your thoughts on the alleged theft? Do you hear a blatant similarity? Or do you think the allegations are unfounded? We would love to here your thoughts in the comments.
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